New Work

Zia Earrings

The world is divided into quarters.  There are four times of day, four directions, four seasons, and four times of life.  The sun Dawns in the East; Autumn follows Summer, and Death leaves room for Rebirth.  The cycle persists.  It spirals toward hope for the future and into memories of the past—let us take a moment to consider the present.

Resurrection Earrings

The most cutting edge research into quantum physics suggests that this great reality is but a froth on the seething ocean of deep space-time.  As the map would warn, ‘Here be Monsters’.  Reach to the bottom, and bring forth a creature rebuilt.

Enamel Specimen Earrings

Like a specimen in a museum, a pair of Rattlesnake Shed Skin specimens is pressed between two pieces of acrylic that is hand-cut, hand-finished, and rescued from the waste stream. The flora and fauna is picked from Albuquerque sidewalks, Rio Grande beaches, lost backroads—indeed the urban environment. All specimens are humanely collected from deceased insects, or sustainable plant sources, and show signs of a life lived beautifully. The copper frames are playfully enameled and fired at 1450 degrees multiple times. It is all fettered together with tiny brass nuts and bolts, and hung from hand made sterling silver ear wires

wing * stone *ephemera

Amulets to Protect and Portend

Jewelry Handmade in ABQ, NM, USA

Jessica deGruyter

Amulets to Protect & Portend

FOUND: IN ABQ

Jewelry Handmade in ABQ, NM, USA

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